Thursday, December 12, 2019, Vancouver and New York City: As global leaders gather at COP25 to determine the next steps in tackling the climate crisis, one of the world’s largest fashion companies, PVH Corp., is taking concrete action to mitigate its impacts on the world’s forests and climate. The parent company of iconic brands like CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER, launched its Forest Protection Policy, and formal commitment to both the CanopyStyle and Pack4Good initiatives today, to help save the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests and spark a transition to Next Generation Solutions.
The addition of PVH to these initiatives brings the market power behind the transformational CanopyStyle to more than USD 260 Billion in annual revenues, and the recently launched Pack4Good to almost USD 50 Billion.
PVH’s Forward Fashion Corporate Responsibility strategy established the foundation of their work to address the use of wood-derived materials throughout their business, specifically setting targets focused on waste reduction and packaging alternatives, and committing to sustainably source all viscose by 2025. By joining CanopyStyle and Pack4Good, PVH further augments these commitments to reduce their negative impacts.
PVH’s comprehensive Forest Protection Policy commits them to:
- Purchase paper products certified as being sourced from responsibly managed forests and made with a minimum of 50% post-consumer waste or recycled content.
- Reduce overall packaging and achieve a minimum of 50% recycled content by 2022.
- Eliminate the sourcing of wood-derived materials from Ancient and Endangered Forests, meeting the 2022 target timeline of the Pack4Good initiative.
- Meet the CanopyStyle timeline to eliminate Ancient and Endangered Forests fibre from their viscose fabrics by the end of 2020.
- Adopt Next Generation Solutions as they become commercially available, including agricultural residues in packaging and recycled textiles in their fabrics.
- Help advance landscape level conservation in high carbon value and bio-diverse forests.
“As one of the largest apparel companies in the world, PVH is committed to incorporating environmentally responsible practices into all of our business activities and working to preserve and protect the planet’s ecosystems. Forests play a crucial role in mitigating climate change and we are proud to work alongside partners like Canopy as we deepen our efforts in this global fight,” shared Marissa Pagnani McGowan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at PVH.
“Three billion trees are cut down each year to produce paper packaging, and this number is forecast to double over the next ten years,” said Nicole Rycroft, Canopy’s Founder and Executive Director. “PVH’s commitment to end sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests in both its textile and packaging supply sends a strong message that alternatives to forest fibre are needed for paper and viscose. These tangible Next Generation Solutions will take the pressure off the world’s forests and allow them to do what they do best – provide homes for people and species, filter water, protect soil, and keep our planet’s climate stable.”
Canopy’s recently published Green Paper details the latest developments in Next Generation Solutions for fibre sourcing.
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Canopy is an international not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting our forests, species and climate. Canopy collaborates with more than 750 companies to develop innovative solutions, to make their fibre supply chains more sustainable, and to help protect our world’s remaining ancient and endangered forests. Canopy’s partners include H&M, Sprint, Penguin Random House, Zara, TC Transcontinental, The Globe and Mail, and Scholastic. Canopy’s work relies on the support of individual donors who share our passion for the planet. www.canopyplanet.org
About PVH Corp.
PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True&Co. intimates brand. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 38,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.7 billion in annual revenues. That’s the Power of Us. That’s the Power of PVH.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.